UCF STIG Viewer Logo

The Cisco switch must not be configured to use IPv6 Site Local Unicast addresses.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-237756 CISC-RT-000237 SV-237756r648787_rule Medium
As currently defined, site local addresses are ambiguous and can be present in multiple sites. The address itself does not contain any indication of the site to which it belongs. The use of site-local addresses has the potential to adversely affect network security through leaks, ambiguity, and potential misrouting as documented in section 2 of RFC3879. RFC3879 formally deprecates the IPv6 site-local unicast prefix FEC0::/10 as defined in RFC3513.
Cisco IOS XE Switch RTR Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-13


Check Text ( C-40973r648784_chk )
Review the switch configuration to ensure FEC0::/10 IPv6 addresses are not defined.

If IPv6 Site Local Unicast addresses are defined, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-40935r648785_fix)
Configure the switch using only authorized IPv6 addresses.